From ActCoastal

Year 2023
Month August
Location Oxnard
Description The Coastal Commission meeting took place in Oxnard on August 9-10. On Wednesday morning Commissioners and the public discussed the U.S.- Mexico border pollution crisis and the need for emergency action, discussed further below. The Commission adopted a new Sustainability Principles report as a framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the coastal zone. The Commission also offered an enforcement report and approved the Manhattan Beach LCP Update for coastal hazards - which resulted in a vote chart. During general public comment, several spoke to the recent Oceano Dunes litigation, which the Commission decided to appeal, as well as the beach erosion in San Clemente and OCTA’s coastal armoring project. Check out ActCoastal partner testimony on the OCTA coastal armoring here.

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
Manhattan Beach Coastal Hazards Plan Update The Commission approved the City of Manhattan Beach’s local coastal program update for coastal hazards with staff’s suggested modifications. Manhattan Beach faces climate change and sea level rise vulnerability over the coming decades - especially with public infrastructure, storm drain outfalls and sewer lines. To plan for coastal resiliency, the City includes an emphasis on nature based adaptation measures, protection of public access, recreation and sensitive coastal resources and inclusionary public participation processes. Coastal Commission staff suggested two modifications to clarify the City’s citywide beach dune restoration program could evaluate other “soft” solutions such as living shoreline projects in the future. The other modification clarifies that the beach dune stabilization program will use native Southern California coastal dune plant species. The Commission approved the LCP update unanimously. Green Dot.png

Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

August 2023 Meeting

Green Dot.png = Positive Conservation Vote         Red Dot.png = Negative Conservation Vote

Commissioner Manhattan Beach Coastal Hazards Plan Update
AnnNotthoff.jpg Ann Notthoff Good Vote
Nl12c hart.jpg Caryl Hart Good Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Good Vote
Donne.gif Donne Brownsey Good Vote
EffieT-S.png Effie Turnbull-Sanders Good Vote
Justincummings.jpg Justin Cummings Good Vote
Rice.jpg Katie Rice Absent for Vote
Escalante.jpg Linda Escalante Good Vote by Alternate
MeaganHarmon 2020 0116 color corrected.png Meagan Harmon Good Vote
Mikewilson.png Mike Wilson Good Vote
Palomaaguirre.jpg Paloma Aguirre Good Vote